Friday Favorites Of The Week!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! Today, I’m sharing some of my Friday Favorites of the Week today!!! Then let’s head into the weekend and dream of warm Spring days! Who’s with me???

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I’m loving Lovely Lipstick…..no shock there as I love pink! This color is just jumping out at me for every project I go to create. The Dot To Dot Embossing Folder is my favorite. It’s so classic and can be used for lots of occasions. The different sizes and patterns make it really pop! The Stamparatus Bag is my new favorite bag/tool. I have just been so impressed by this bag lately. It’s so big and can hold so much whether it is the Stamparatus or even just stamps, ink, and a project. It’s super cute and strong and has a shoulder strap as well as little handles. If you have a Stamparatus and want cute storage, I highly recommend it. If you want something to put a project in to take with you on a trip or to get your oil changed or anywhere else you want to stamp, I highly recommend it!

Then last but not least my favorite is snuggling little Claire in that gray fuzzy blanket! I bought that gray/white blanket to take to the hospital as I love a soft blanket and it would help to calm me and give me something to snuggle. It was just that and I loved it. After we got home, I used it in the chair in the nursery that I nurse Claire in. Soon after she fell in love with it and now I’m pretty sure it’s not my blanket any more. She loves it as much as I do but who wouldn’t? It’s sooooo fuzzy and soft! There is nothing better then snuggles with her and the blanket. Some days I put her down for a nap and go to my Stamp Pad to work and  other days I just hold her and snuggle. 🙂

Let me know what your favorite things are right now in the comments below!!!

Don’t forget the Free Stamp Set of the Month is the and Sale-A-Bration is still going on! That means every $50 spent earns you a Sale-A-Bration item and at $75 you will also earn the Free Stamp Set of the Month (Flowering Desert)! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping!!! Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


February Free Stamp Set of the Month!!!

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Happy Monday!!! It’s February so of course that means a new Free Stamp Set! The February Free Stamp Set of the Month is…….

February Free Stamp Set of the Month, www.LaurasStampPad.com

…the Flowering Dessert Stamp Set from the Occasions Mini Catalog! There are beautiful images as well as greetings. My favorite greeting is the “be your own kind of beautiful.” Who cares if someone else doesn’t think that’s the cool thing or pretty color. You do you!!! Stay true to what is in your heart.

Here’s a little side story to that and inside about me! I purchased some Krispy Kreme Donuts from my Niece for a fundraiser. Anyone else loves these as much as me??? Let me know in the comments below! Other donuts, I can pass on but a Krispy Kreme…..Mmmmm! Anyway, she needed to be paid in advance and I wasn’t going to be in town before the date of delivery. I asked her to ask her Ma (my mom) or her dad (my brother) and I would pay them back! She got it from her Dad! So donut day arrived and I was in town to pick them up those little heavenly O’s. I went to put the money in my brother’s truck but wanted to leave a little note as well. I went with a little donut pun! The note went like this….Donut you know you are loved! Thanks for paying for my donuts in advance! I just know my brother probably rolled his eyes when he read it and I don’t care.

Everyone wants to hear they are loved or they are cared about or they look nice. Why don’t we say it more often?? What’s holding up back?? If you can’t say it in person, send a card or leave a note! Make someone’s day! Make them feel special. Donut you wanna make someone smile? 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my little story and I hope you are excited about the Free Stamp Set of the Month for February! Click here to start shopping so you can earn this set for FREE as well as FREE Sale-A-Bration items all month long!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is excited for the weekend and has some fabulous plans whether that is doing nothing or having a full schedule! I’m headed to stamp with the ladies over in Paris…..Illinois that is! 😉 I’m so excited because these ladies are super fabulous and I just wish I could stamp with them more often then I already do! Today I’m sharing some Friday Favorites!!!

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This is what I’m loving right now!!! Everything Butterflies is got me like gaga. The Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and coordinating Butterfly Duet Punch are amazing. I just love the 4 different styles of butterflies as well as adding color with the solid images. Also, it’s a bonus when you can stamp and punch 2 butterflies at the same time! Butterflies remind me of Spring and I’m counting down the days! That leads me to the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper. Hello fabulous Spring colors!!!! Of course I love PINK so the Sale-A-Bration item that is Lovely Lipstick and Grapefruit Grove Foil Paper is a favorite. It’s just so shiny and fabulous! And then there is cheese popcorn!!! I just love cheese any time all the time but lately I had some cheese popcorn and it’s my go-to snack now!

Okay, those are my Friday Favorites! What are yours??? Let me know in the comments below! Want to purchase any of these items (minus the cheese popcorn), click here to start shopping and earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers and Sale-A-Bration goodies!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


A Part of My Story!!!

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Good Morning!!! Happy Monday!! If you know me even a little bit, you know I am a talker. I can talk all day and I have since I was a little girl. We always said if someone kidnapped me as a child, they would bring me back because I wouldn’t stop talking their ear off. I’m a very open person as well. I have no problem sharing the ins and outs of my life even if it’s hard to talk about. Life is hard but it doesn’t mean we don’t talk about it! I love this sentiment for this card because I feel like it fit perfectly for me. The moment someone enters my life in person or online, for a moment or for a longtime, they become part of my story!

A Part of My Story, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the inside of the card actually. Lately I have been all about decorating the inside with a coordinating image or even putting the greeting on the inside and just a beautiful decoration on the outside. Do you like to decorate the inside of your card? Let me know in the comments below! Of course with this card being Night of Navy, I needed to put a piece on the inside to write on!

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I used a lot of the Free Sale-A-Bration items for this card. The image on the front and flower on the inside are from the Lovely Lattice Stamp Set. The greeting is from the Part of My Story Stamp Set and the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper is from the Foil Pack (Lovely Lipstick & Grapefruit Grove). We all love Free Stuff and look at this beautiful card created with it! Each of these items are at the $50 level!

I started with a Night of Navy card base. Next, I stamped the image in Night of Navy Ink onto a piece of Whisper White measuring 3-3/4″ x 5″. On the bottom portion, I added a piece of the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper measuring 3-3/4″ x 3/4″. This foil paper is beyond amazing. It’s just so beautiful!!! Next, I took some Whisper White ribbon and tied it around the white piece over the foil. Then I added this to the card front. For the inside I stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and the flower in Lovely Lipstick Ink! Simple stamping and quick to assemble! This is another card that any greeting could be stamped on the inside because it is so versatile!

What greeting would you use?? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura


New Stampin’ Up! Craft & Carry Tote!!!

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Okay I admit, I’m kind of a bag girl! I just love having everything when I am out and about and carrying a cute bag is a must! So of course I’m loving this NEW Stampin’ Up! Craft & Carry Tote!!!

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I just love this bag and I’m so surprised at how thick/study it is which is awesome for carrying your heavy craft tools and projects! This bag is available starting TODAY!!!! During Sale-A-Bration, you can get this bag but only one way. When you join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration, you get to choose from 2 different kits. The are as follows:

Kit #1: Pick out $175 in any product you wish and pay just $99 plus tax. Shipping is Free!!!

Kit #2: Pick out $175 in any product you wish AND get the Craft & Carry Tote! Pay just $129 plus tax. Shipping is Free!!!

How amazing is that? You get lots of great product at an amazing price. Now is totally the best time to join my team, Fabulous Friends and Stampin’ Up! There is no catch to this amazing deal. You can do whatever you would like as a demonstrator. It might be that you place orders for you and a few of your friends. It might be that you have classes and make cards/3D items/scrapbooks/etc. You can also just enjoy the discount and perks yourself and that’s it! It’s all up to you! If you have questions at all about signing up, what to pick for $175, how to be a demonstrator, or anything else, do reach out because I’m open to answer any of those questions for you. I’ve been a demonstrator for almost 15 years and I’m loving every minute of it even while moving around and not having time to get crafty and play. Click here to reach out or comment below!

If you would like to see all this amazing bag and all of the features, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration & the Occasions Mini Catalog start today!!!! So much new stuff it is crazy! Click here to check it out!


Happy New Year’s Eve!!!

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2018 is coming to an end and I wanted with wish you all a Happy New Year’s Eve!!!! Today, I just want to reflect a little bit on the year. If you are new to reading my blog, welcome and here’s a little recap. For my dedicated followers, here is a little trip down memory lane!

Happy New Year's Eve, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Oh my goodness…..yes I’m tearing up! The love, the ups, the downs, the memories are all so amazing. It’s so crazy to think that a job can make such a difference in your life. I love Stampin’ Up and being a demonstrator! I did not think 14 (almost 15) years ago that it would turn into something so amazing. Some of the photos above are my personal life but there is so much of my “work” life that is part of my personal life too. The friends I have made through the years mean so much to me! The love and support through my pregnancy, loss, 2nd pregnancy, delivery, and still to this day means more to me than you will ever know.

Claire…..aka Ziggy….was so loved before she was even here. Every stamp event that I went to I was surprised with more love…and cake!!! It was amazing. Having so many people ask about how I was and how things were going was amazing. Between the bump sign and the delivery, there is a photo of me and my stamp goodies heading out to the last class before Claire was born. That day was bittersweet because I was super excited for a little break to relax before she arrived but I was also sad I wouldn’t be seeing all of my stampers. Then there were a few trips we took with Claire. We went to Champaign for a Vacation Stamping School and Orlando for OnStage. Both of these events were amazing. I was able to get out of the house and not feel trapped because let me tell you some days it felt like it. I got to see old friends (not in age) and meet new ones. Learning new stamping techniques and ideas made me feel that crafty high and I was rejuvenated. Stampin’ Up is so much more than stamps, paper, and ink. It’s love, people, and happiness!!!

Thank you all for being a part of my life! You are all amazing. I truly appreciate your comments, likes, shares, class attendance, orders, and thoughts. You mean the world to me. 2018 was a great year and I can’t wait to see what will happen in 2019! Join me on this amazing journey called life!!!

Happy New Year’s Eve! Please stay safe tonight and I look forward to 2019!

~Laura


Christmas Break!!!

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Happy Monday!!! I just wanted to pop on to say I’m taking a Christmas Break! I will be spending lots of time with family and soaking up all the first Christmas special moments with Claire! This week I won’t be posting here on my blog but I do have videos going up over on my YouTube Channel so you can check that out here! There is just so much to share with the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration!

Christmas Break, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Wonderful Holiday Season!!! Here’s to wonderful times spent with family and friends celebrating love and happiness! May you all have safe travels and an amazing week!

Don’t forget you can still earn the Buffalo Check Stamp Set for FREE with a $75 order (before shipping & tax) through the month of December! Also, there are lots of great deals in the Clearance Rack and Year End Sales Event. Click here to check those out!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

 


Thumbunny Loves You!!!

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Happy Monday and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRAD!!! It’s my husband’s birthday today and you all know how much I love making him special cards. You can check out some of the past ones here, here, and here! Now that we have Little Claire, we had to make a card together!!! That’s where Thumbunny Loves You comes into play…

Thumbunny Loves You, www.LaurasStampPad.com

I love how it turned out even if Claire’s thumb doesn’t really look like a thumb. Rotating the thumb around while holding her on your lap and sticking her hand into ink…….not easy! I do have to say there was no crazy messes with ink so I call it a win!!

I used the Make a Difference Stamp Set for the letters and it was really easy to line up the letters and stamp them. I did not line them all up and stamp as one word on the block. Instead, I stamped 2 letters (T & u) and then lined up the 2 in between (h & m). This makes your letters match up better since the photopolymer around the letters sometimes doesn’t allow for a super close stamped letter. It really wasn’t all that hard though since they are photopolymer. If anything I wouldn’t ever suggest writing much more than this greeting as it isn’t really all that quick. The hardest part was probably finding the letters on the big sheet of stamps. 🙂 I swear some letters took me 5 minutes to find. Also, making sure I was spelling it correctly since it was stamped slowly and in pieces.

Little Thumb, Big Thumb, www.LaurasStampPad.com

After stamping our thumbs in Blushing Bride, I used a Basic Black Marker to color in some of the faces. I also used the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit for the whiskers and the face on my bunny. Paper Pumpkin stamps always come in handy down the road. I have used various greetings and images from past months many time! For the ears on my bunny, I used the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch and then colored in the center with the Whisper White Watercolor Pencil. I free-handed the ears for Claire’s bunny.

Me and Me, www.LaurasStampPad.com

This is the top of the inside of the card and then I wrote on the bottom of the inside of the card! Claire really didn’t want to spread that thumb out so her hand has 4 fingers and a blob. I love it though and Brad does too!!! I’m sure these will get even more crazy as the years go on! Let’s hope I can keep coming up with more ideas!

I hope you all have a wonderful day today and leave your Birthday Wishes for Brad in the comments and I’ll read them to him tonight!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday and I’m super excited to celebrate it this year!!! I love that it is a simple holiday focused on food and family and celebrating our blessings. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving too!!

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There is so much to be thankful today and every day! From the big things to the little things that we have, they are all very special and wonderful! This year, I thought I would share a few new things I’m thankful for.

~I’m super thankful for my amazing Doctor and all the nurses and staff throughout my pregnancy, 33 hours of labor, and C-section delivery.

~Of course, Brad and I are thankful to have a beautiful, healthy baby girl! She is our whole world and we love her more and more with each day!

~Even more this year, I am thankful for Stampin’ Up and this amazing opportunity. Being able to work from home and on my own schedule has been amazing over the past year. Having the ability to share with I love and love what I do is something I’m forever grateful for!

~I’m thankful for Stampin’ Up having their 30th Birthday Party in Orlando, Florida. I’m sure we would have not gone to Florida or Epcot with a 5 month old if it weren’t for Stampin’ Up luring us there! 🙂 Thank you for the amazing opportunity and chance to get out of the house and out of town!

~As always, I’m so thankful for all of you. My followers, my customers, and those who watch my videos…you all are so amazing and mean the world to me! Thank You!!!

I hope you have an amazing day today and stay safe if you are traveling! Check back tomorrow for Stampin’ Up’s Online Extravaganza!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

~Laura


Final Photos From OnStage!!!

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Happy Friday!!! This week flew by and I can’t believe next week is Thanksgiving! I feel like it was July last week…..or just Florida weather! 🙂 Today I’m sharing the final photos from OnStage. I could share share share because I took a million and one photos but I’m putting a limit to it! If you are dying to see more, check out the past 2 days of fun photos! Wanna join me on the next trip?? Join my Fabulous Friends Team here!

Final Photos From OnStage, www.LaurasStampPad.com

Frogs, Butterflies, Candy, and Flowers……I’m excited about all of it! These new products coming in the Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration are just amazing. I can’t wait to play with them and share them all with you! If you have ordered from me in the past 6 months,  you will be getting these catalogs in the mail in December automatically. If you are new to me, send me a message and I can mail one out to you. Click here to send your information to me. You can also click here to start shopping and then I will automatically send you one!

Don’t forget that the FREE Stamp Set of the Month is A Big Thank You!!! With every order of $75 or more before tax and shipping, you will earn this set for FREE from me. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! See you back here on Monday!

Happy Stampin’

~Laura